Fountains at Home Depot—Letter to Cambridge Council

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May 18, 2018

Fountains at Home Depot—Letter to Council I read the article in the Cambridge Times regarding the fountains in front of the Home Depot facility on Hespeler Road. Councillor Frank Monterio has indicated on more than one occasion that he is interested in getting these fountains up and running again because ‘It’s a major gateway to […]


in response to Monterio’s and Craig’s “WANT LIST” by Ellen and Jack Smith

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May 16, 2018

–——— Original Message ———- To: monteirof <monteirof@cambridge.ca>, Jan & Les Liggett <jkliggett@rogers.com>, mannm <mannm@cambridge.ca>, reid <reid@cambridge.ca>, ermetan <ermetan@cambridge.ca>, Mike Devine <devinem@cambridge.ca> Date: May 16, 2018 at 10:06 AM Subject: Waterfalls To Councillors: Re the Waterfalls on Hespeler Road – we do not need it revived.  What should have happened there is that $78,000. Cambridge sign.  […]


Seiling steps out of politics after more than 40 years

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May 10, 2018

News08:08 PMby Adam Jackson Waterloo Chronicle Regional Chair Ken Seiling has announced he’s retiring. – Submitted Photo For the first time in more than 30 years, there will be a new chair at the helm of Region of Waterloo council. Current chair Ken Seiling announced at Wednesday night’s council meeting through tears that he has […]


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SHE HAS MY VOTE.. I don’t care how many current councillors are NDP..

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May 9, 2018

Social advocate named as Cambridge’s NDP provincial candidate Marjorie Knight lifted herself out of poverty, now she wants to help others Marjorie Knight was nominated as the NDP candidate in the Cambridge and North Dumfries riding to run in the provincial election slated for June 2018. – Cambridge NDP Riding Association   Marjorie Knight, a […]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMMY VANN…..

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April 22, 2018

ANOTHER HACK.. let’s see Craig and his IT professional sidetrack this one..

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April 21, 2018

Waterloo Region warns residents after My Waste App hacked Recycle Coach company’s app breached, region apologizes after 3,000 emails accessed News01:12 PMby Lisa Rutledge Cambridge Times – Region of Waterloo/Photo The Region of Waterloo is apologizing to subscribers of its My Waste app after the app was hacked and 3,000 email addresses were accessed and […]


Volunteer Week, and 2 special friends.. Thank you to all who donate their time..

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April 20, 2018

    A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO VOLUNTEER .. CONGRATULATIONS AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS.. ELLEN SMITH AND HER BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER  JAQCI SMITH.. FOR VOLUNTEERING FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS.. ********************* Cambridge is full of great volunteers https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/8397561-cambridge-is-full-of-great-volunteers/


A secure vote is a paper vote

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April 19, 2018

Opinion04:29 PMCambridge Times At city council’s March 27 meeting, professor Aleksander Essex of Western University gave a very informative presentation on the risks of online voting. His ideas suggest a very strong argument for maintaining a paper ballot vote, despite some councillors and city staff pushing for more use of online voting. Given the number […]


The threats against cyber-voting are real by: Ken Tuckey

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April 18, 2018

Opinion12:31 PMCambridge Times Re: “Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown” letter to the editor by Mayor Doug Craig in April 12 Cambridge Times For the facts on cybersecurity and online voting, I encourage the residents of Cambridge to view a short presentation by Dr. Aleksander Essex, a Western University cybersecurity expert specializing in trustworthy elections, […]


In response to Doug Craig’s misleading information regarding INTERNET VOTING

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April 14, 2018

Wow! City Website ‘hack’ Overblown? Funny how a Cybersecurity professional from London Ontario had to go to the Press and reveal that the City of Cambridge had their website ‘hacked’ on February 11, 2018.  Had that not occurred, the residents of this city would have been left in the dark about such an incident. Mayor […]


Why is this Mayor fighting so hard for INTERNET VOTING.. when he knows it’s not secure!

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April 13, 2018

 ” he doeth protest too loudly” Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown OpinionApr 12, 2018Cambridge Times I would like to respond to Ken Tuckey’s April 2 letter to the editor about cybersecurity, in which he suggests the city should reconsider offering an online voting option and insinuates the City of Cambridge did not disclose a […]


CHECK THIS OUT.. 2 letters to the “Editor”, one from the “Times” and one from the “Record”.. both written by the same person..

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April 9, 2018

INCLUDED BELOW ARE TWO LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.. WRITTEN BY THE SAME PERSON.. The Times posted the actual Letter.. The Record, was edited to suit/appease someone.. ( nothing new from the Record) **** Secure voting in question Opinion 03:28 PM Waterloo Region Record On March 27, Aleksander Essex, an expert in cybersecurity and assistant professor […]


Waterloo rejects online voting, ranked ballot.. ( Why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for this questionable way to cast your ballot?

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April 8, 2018

City will use paper ballots and stick with first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election NewsNov 21, 2016by Paige Desmond Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — Waterloo council will stick with tradition and use paper ballots and the first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election. Politicians voted Monday not to pursue online voting or use ranked […]


An example of how city hall discouraged any inquiries during the 2010 election.. My bill for an F.O.I.

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April 7, 2018

—– Original Message —– From: Jim Quantrell To: Debbie Vitez Cc: Ilidia Sa Melo Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:12 PM Subject: Request for information ******* Attached is the city’s response for copies of e-mails related to Mayor Doug Craig from January 1, 2010 to July 29, 2010. Please direct any immediate inquiries to Ilidia […]


The $1.27M “Bad Apple?”

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April 7, 2018

Published on April 5, 2018     click on image above to enlarge   Kelly Donovan President, Fit4Duty – The Ethical Standard The public have read several headlines lately about the London Police Service and their overwhelming number of workplace harassment cases, more recently the two Human Rights complaints filed against the Ottawa Police Service […]


Cybersecurity threats risk the democratic process in Cambridge

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April 3, 2018

News07:39 AMCambridge Times At the Tuesday, March 27, City of Cambridge council meeting, Aleksander Essex, an expert in cybersecurity and assistant professor at Western University appeared before council to address the risks of online voting. Since this item was not on the agenda and therefore Essex would not be able to speak on this topic, […]


Cambridge should reconsider online voting

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April 2, 2018

Opinion10:11 AM Cambridge Times I was at Cambridge council March 27 when, later in the session, a very well-spoken professor from Western University, Dr. Aleksander Essex, did a presentation against online voting. He has a PhD in computer science and is very outspoken against cyber voting. Dr. Essex completed his PhD research on whether cyber […]


DOUG CRAIG…Why do we have to fight so hard for a LEGAL ELECTION? stop tampering with our right to a fair ballot!!

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April 1, 2018

To all those Cambridge residents that think or perceive electronic voting is the way to go, I ask that you view the latter (approx. 2:15:00) of this City of Cambridge council meeting from March 27th. Take note! At the 2:19:40 mark of said meeting, you will hear quite clearly, Mayor Doug Craig make the following […]


Guelph City Council deletes online voting for 2018 municipal election.. ( so why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for it?

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March 31, 2018

Lengthy meeting sees online voting rejected by a 7-6 vote   Apr 25, 2017 8:00 AM by: Tony Saxon   Western Ontario University professor Aleksander Essex addresses Guelph City Council regarding online voting Monday, April 24, 2017. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday Guelph City Council has officially rejected online voting for the next municipal election. At a meeting […]


Doug Craig and Donna Reid.. vote against a Professional speaking TO THE RISK OF ” INTERNET VOTING” …(Why is that?)

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March 28, 2018

Aleksander Essex appeared at Cambridge Council on March 27th.. And they actually had to take a vote in order to allow this highly qualified Professional  to speak to the uncertainty of INTERNET VOTING.. ( Doug Craig and Donna Reid voted against him speaking) PLEASE REMEMBER: Your CITY COUNCIL voted for INTERNET VOTING back in April […]


REST IN PEACE… My dear sweet friend.. Sue Harrigan…

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March 21, 2018

Sharing heartbreaking news.. My amazing friend Sue Harrigan passed away this morning.. ( details to follow) REST IN PEACE SWEET SUZIE.. XO OBITUARY Sue Harrigan December 31, 1954 – March 21, 2018 Passed away peacefully, at her home in the presence of her loving family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age […]


Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea… An ode to pen and paper.

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February 25, 2018

  After the onslaught of computer intrusions suffered by US institutions and political parties in the 2016 presidential election, the decade-old issue of electoral systems’ security was brought back into the public discourse. The American people had the concrete fear their vote too might be manipulated. They worried the election could be factually hacked. The […]


Online voting isn’t as secure as city wants us to think

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February 22, 2018

Opinion 01:28 PM Cambridge Times Online voting. The wave of the future. Getting more people to vote. Cheaper. We have heard many positions politicians have taken on this subject. Is it secure and trustworthy? No, it is not. So why then is Guelph returning to paper ballots and Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, has refused to […]


‘Taking your CPU for a joyride’: Why this week’s cyberjacking raises online voting concerns

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February 20, 2018

Hack was used to ‘borrow’ computing power to mine digital currency and expert says it points to flaws By Andrew Lupton, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ETLast Updated: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ET A cybersecurity expert at Western University says a new method of hacking that affected websites in Canada and around […]


Cyber Attack at City Hall ( how safe is the Cambridge 2018 Municipal Election?)

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February 18, 2018

  Attention; Mayor Doug Craig, Gary Dyke, Michael DuLillo, Councillor Donna Reid, Councillor, Mike Devine, Councillor Mike Mann, Councillor Jan Liggett, Councillor, Pam Wolf, Councillor Shannon Adshade, Councillor Frank Monterio, Councillor Nicholas Ermetta and Cambridge Council I read the article that appeared on February 15, 2018 and titled ‘ Global Cyber Attack Hit Municipal Website.’ […]


Let’s see them talk their way out of this one!!!

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February 15, 2018

City of Cambridge website hijacked by cryptocurrency miners   Thousands of sites around the globe using Texthelp Browsealoud plug-in hacked. NewsFeb 14, 2018by Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — A worldwide cyberattack briefly hit the City of Cambridge website last weekend, the city confirms. During a span of four hours and six minutes on […]


It’s sounding like an Election Year!!

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February 11, 2018

Route being finalized for eastside bypass NewsFeb 10, 2018by Ray Martin Cambridge Times “Once it’s done it and the South Boundary Road, which is under construction this year, will start to drain truck traffic out of the downtown,” said Mayor Doug Craig. – Mathew McCarthy Work on the long-awaited east boundary road around Cambridge inched […]


Time for a New Mayor

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February 2, 2018

  Doug Craig has been mayor in Cambridge now for too long and what has he really done for the City of Cambridge?   From my point of view, not that much at all. Sure we have another footbridge across the Grand River at $1.4 million but we did not need it when the other […]


#MeToo, but #NotYou …. by Kelly Donovan

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February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018   Women and men all over the world have been inspired by the recent movement of floods of people finding their voices and the confidence to speak up about abuses they have endured or are enduring.  If you work in the entertainment industry or politics, you are a victim; you are supported, […]


Some Cambridge residents suggest Monteiro, Mann step down after being named in police suit

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January 26, 2018

NewsJan 25, 2018by Liz Monteiro Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Some Cambridge residents are asking that councillors Frank Monteiro and Mike Mann step down because both retired officers are part of allegations in a pending class-action lawsuit. In a Facebook group called ‘Cambridge Citizen Discussion on local politics,’ some residents say the two men […]


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